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    DC Universe 
  • Aquaman has Black Manta and Ocean Master sharing archvillain status, with Carapax, the Fisherman, the Scavenger, the Human Flying Fish, The Trench, King Shark, the Eel, Marine Marauder, the Deep Six, the Thirst, Kordax, and Charybdis rounding out the ranks.
  • The Atom has The Floronic Man, the Bug-Eyed Bandit, The Thinker, Dwarfstar, Lady Chronos, the Panther, Wizardo, the Man in the Ion Mask, Xotar, and of course, Chronos.
  • Batman:
    • Batman is a standout example, both in terms of memorable villains and in terms of sheer size. Many individual members of the Bat-Family all have their own rogues galleries, too. Combine them all and you have one of the biggest rogues gallery in comics history, with new members being added all the time:
    • The most famous examples include The Scarecrownote , Two-Facenote , Poison Ivynote , The Penguinnote , The Riddlernote , Catwomannote , Mr. Freeze,note , and The Jokernote . Lesser known, but still highly important villains, include Hugo Strangenote , Hushnote , Harley Quinnnote , Clayfacenote , Killer Crocnote , Ra's Al-Ghulnote , Talia Al-Ghul, note , Deadshotnote , Banenote , Mad Hatternote , and Black Masknote . He's also got a bunch of lower-tier villains like Killer Moth, Firefly, Ventriloquist and Scarface, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Great White Shark, Narcosis, the Court of Owls, Professor Pyg, Dr. Dadelus, Ten-Eyed Man, KG-Beast, Black Spider, Lock-Up, Steeljacket, Orca, Roadrunner, Dr. Phospherus, Lord Death Man, Flamingo, Wrath and Cluemasternote .
    • Depending on the continuity, poor Batman has had to deal with multiple rogues galleries. On the 1960s TV show, King Tut and Egghead were particularly troublesome. The animated series gave us the Clock King and its spinoff comic The Batman Adventures gave us, among others, the trio of Mastermind, The Professor, and Mr. Nice (although they were more in the Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain category, really). And Gotham adds Barbara Kean, Theo and Tabitha Galavan, Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska, and Fish Mooney to its Rogue roster, although they and the rest are more Jim Gordon's Gallery than Bruce Wayne's.
    • Batman's former sidekick Nightwing has his own gallery, including villains that have plagued him from his days with Batman and the Titans: Blockbuster, Torque, the Tarantula, Nite-Wing, Double Dare, Hellhound, Amygdala, Deathstroke, the Pierce Brothers. In a subversion, one of them is Shrike, an assassin Nightwing befriended while undercover receiving assassin's training. He thinks that he's Nightwing's worst foe; in reality, Nightwing doesn't even consider him a threat, on one occasion ignoring him and walking away while Shrike chased after him, trying (and failing) to hit him.
    • In Batman Beyond, Bruce Wayne's successor Terry developed his own set, including Blight, Shriek, Inque, Spellbinder, Curare, the Stalker, the Terrific Trio, Terminal, Mad Stan, Willy Watt, Big Time, Preston Powers, the Royal Flush Gang, and the Jokerz. There was even some overlap; Mr. Freeze appeared in one episode, Ra's al Ghul lived to face both Batmen after bodyjacking his own daughter and The Joker himself came Back from the Dead to get his own feature presentation.
      • Lampshaded when Terry and Bruce first encounter Shriek, the following exchange takes place:
        Terry: You know this guy?
        Bruce: Sorry, not one of mine.
    • Tim Drake was the first Robin to start collecting his own personal rogues gallery while still acting as the Dark Knight's squire, and he continued adding to it as Red Robin. Notable members include King Snake, Lynx (I & III), The General, Johnny Warlock, Warlock's Daughter, Jaeger, Scarab, Dodge, Tapeworm, Wanderer, Widower, Funnel, the Body Horror inducing Sac and the Daughters of Acheron.
  • Deconstructed in Bates and Weisman's version of Captain Atom, in which Cap had a fictitious rogues' gallery that the military designed for him as part of his publicly-revealed false origin. Since that origin was his original, Silver Age Charlton origin, his fake rogues' gallery, most notably Dr. Spectro, were drawn from his actual Charlton stories. On top of which, some of these fake villains later became real ones. Plus which, they, along with many of his other actual rogues, including, again, Dr. Spectro, as well as Major Force, The Ghost (at one time), and Wade Eiling, worked for the same secret military project he himself worked for. He also had "regular" rogues like Plastique, The Cambodian, and the Queen Bee.
  • Firestorm has a Rogues Gallery that could be charitably described as deficient. Not only are the vast majority laughably underpowered compared to the hero (who has to carry around an Idiot Ball the size of a house for them to be any threat to him whatsoever), but they seem to made up mostly of perverts or offensive stereotypes. This article covers several of the worst offenders. But at least there were both Killer Frosts, Typhoon, Brimstone, and Tokamak. None of whom were slouches in the power department.note 
  • The Flash
  • Green Arrow: The titular Emerald Archer has his own gallery of rogues, some of whom are archers like himself, and many of whom tend to be professional assassins. These include Merlyn, Count Vertigo, Clock King, Constantine Drakon, Brick, Cupid, China White, Red Dart, Hatchet, Silver Monkey, Shado, Camorouge, and Onomatopoeia. Occasionally Oliver will clash with Deadshot, despite the two having no real animosity with each other, and with Deathstroke, who definitely carries a grudge against Oliver for stabbing him in his (already-blind) eye. Several of these would later show up as antagonists in Arrow (see below).
  • Each Green Lantern to headline his own series has had a collection of recurring foes, though they rarely if ever have teamed up collectively.
    • Alan Scott: Vandal Savage (arguably his archnemesis), Solomon Grundy, the Sportsman, the Icicle, the Gambler, the Harlequin (who actually only became a villain in the first place to date, and, subsequently, marry Alan) and the Thorn (the mother of his two children).
    • Hal Jordan: Sinestro (definitely his archnemesis), the Manhunters, Kanjar Ro (a Rogues Gallery Transplant - he was originally a foe of Hawkman), Atrocitus, Hector Hammond, Star Sapphire (Hal's sometimes-girlfriend), Dr. Polaris, the Tattooed Man, Evil Star, Black Hand, Goldface (another Heel–Face Turn), Sonar, and the Shark.
    • Kyle Rayner: Major Force (on loan from Captain Atom and not really his archnemesis, but he's loomed large in Kyle's life anyway, thanks largely to what he did to his first girlfriend), Oblivion, Grayven, Effigy, Alex Nero, Fatality, Sonar II, Amon Sur and acquired Brainwave JR, Dr. Light, Dr. Polaris and Hal Jordan as Parallax. Kyle, in an issue of his comic, bemoans the fact that he has a lousy Rogues Gallery, compared to his friend Wally West (The Flash).
    • As of Green Lantern: Rebirth and the subsequent relaunch of the franchise, Hal and Kyle's galleries have more or less merged into a collective Rogues Gallery for the entire Green Lantern Corps, with the additions of Parallax, Mongul, Cyborg-Superman, Superboy-Prime, Krona, and the Sinestro Corps.
    • Furthermore, the GL Corps now have their own rival factions, including the Red Lanterns, Black Lanterns, Agent Orange, and the aforementioned Sinestro Corps. The Star Sapphire name is now applied to a corps as well, although they don't have any designs towards antagonizing the Green Lanterns.
  • Hawkman and the rest of the Hawk-Family have had a number of enemies ranging from villainous fellow aliens and non-powered human criminals to meta-humans and even figures from ancient mythology, to include the likes of Byth Rok, Fadeaway Man, Gentleman Ghost, I.Q., Lion-Mane, the Manhawks, Matter Master, the Monocle, Lasso, Hath-Set, Headhunter, Hummingbird, Count Viper, Vandal Savage, and the Shadow-Thief, who's also their Arch-Enemy.
  • Even though her series is only 38 issues long, Kate Spencer, the Manhunter, has quite an impressive rogues gallery. Sweeney Todd, Copperhead, the Monocle, Phobia, Dr. Moon, Everyman, and Vesetech.
  • While the Martian Manhunter has mostly fought one-off villains like Commander Blanx, Human Falcon, Human Squirrel, Mister Moth and the Countryman, he 's also got a few more notable enemies, such as his brother Malefic, Professor Arnold Hugo, the Human Flame, the Vulture Society, Dr. Trap, Fernus, the Martian Man-eater, Bette Noir and Despero.
  • The Shazam Captain Marvel: the Rogues Gallery includes Dr. Sivana (and all four of his children), Mr. Mind, Black Adam, Mr. Atom, Ibac the Invincible, Sabbac, Oggar, King Kull, the crocodile-gangsters of Planet Punkus, etc. Most (save Black Adam) haven't appeared much lately, but they tend to congregate as the Monster Society of Evil.
    • The Monster Society has the distinction of being the first recurring villain team in comics. So it was Captain Marvel's gallery who first came up with the idea of teaming up to destroy the hero (a tactic which proved about as successful as it usually does.)
    • The only unrepentantly evil members of the Sivana Family are Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Georgia, and Sivana Jr. Magnificus and Beautia both pulled Heel Face Turns and became at the very least Law-Abiding Citizens who are mostly embarrassed by their family, if not outright allies of the Marvel Family.
  • Superman:
  • Supergirl has her own gallery, including Mad Scientist and body-swapper Lesla-Lar, Kryptonian criminal Black Flame, sword-wielding Amazon Nightflame, Satan Girl (name shared by three vastly different enemies), reality-warper Nazi Blackstarr, super-powered Darkseid minion Powerboy, mass-murderer bounty-hunter Lobo, Metallo expy and genocidal thug Reactron (who killed post-Crisis Supergirl's parents and blew New Krypton up), corrupt businessman Simon Tycho, Super Soldier Reign and the remainder world-killers -biological super-weapons-, Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On, Cyborg-Superman, and many more.
  • Wonder Woman has the Cheetah, Giganta, Dr. Poison, Dr. Psycho, Dr. Cyber, Angle Man, Baroness Von Gunther, Silver Swan, Queen Atomia, Veronica Cale, Mayfly, Gundra, Zara, the Queen of Fables, and some gods gone bad (Ares, Eris, etc.) and other figures from Greek Mythology (Hercules, Medusa, Circe). However, many of the more recent rogues are often skipped over due to Wonder Woman's continual battle with Depending on the Writer, and then there's the fact that most villains she fights legitimately reform after their encounters with her.
  • As one of the most recognizable magic-using heroes in the DCU, Zatanna tends to fight enemies who either have a supernatural background or are otherwise mystically empowered, including in her own limited series. Her recurring foes include the likes of Allura, Brother Night, Fuseli, Oscar Hampel, Zor, Ember, Uriah, The Tempter, Romalthi the Shaper, and Nimue Ravensong.
  • In addition to their individual enemies, the Justice League of America had a handful of villains that regularly fought them as a team: Amazo, Despero, Starro the Conqueror, Kanjar Ro, Starbreaker, The Shaggy Man (later known as the General), The Queen Bee, and Prometheus, to name but a few. Two of the most famous villain teams are the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Supervillains.
  • The Justice Society of America's Rogues Gallery is made up mostly of the surviving foes of their individual members from back in The Golden Age of Comic Books, as well as said foes' legacies and a few add-ons from more recent years. These include but are not limited to: Vandal Savage, the Wizard, and the Ultra-Humanite (more or less collectively the team's archfoes), plus Per Degaton, Wotan, Solomon Grundy, the Rival, the Tigress, Shiv, the Gentleman Ghost, Johnny Sorrow, Roulette, Icicle II, the Thinker, Killer Wasp, Rag Doll, and on-again-off-again Anti-Hero Black Adam.
  • Both the League and the Society occasionally fall foul of various terrorist groups (Kobra, the Illuminati) and shadowy government organizations (The D.E.O., S.H.A.D.E., The Agency, Checkmate).
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes has loads and loads of recurring enemies, including at least three teams of villains:
    • The Fatal Five: Tharok, Manos, Validus, Emerald Empress, and the Persuader (plus, on one occasion, Mordecai standing in for Validus).
    • The Legion of Super-Villains: Lightning Lord, Saturn Queen, Cosmic King, Chameleon Chief, Esper Lass, Hunter, Magno Lad, Micro Lad, Nemesis Kid, Ol-Vir, Radiation Roy, Ron-Karr, Spider Girl, Sun Emperor, Tyr, and Zymyr.
    • The Justice League of Earth: Earth-Man, Storm Boy, Golden Boy, Tusker, Eyeful Ethel, and Radiation Roy and Spider Girl from the LSV.
    • And numerous unaffiliated villains: Mordru, the Time Trapper, Computo, Universo, the Dark Circle, Leland McCauley, Imperiex, Evillo, Grimbor the Chainsman, and so on and so forth.
  • The Teen Titans have had Deathstroke, Terra, Trigon, Brother Blood, Blackfire, Psimon, and occasionally the Brotherhood of Evil. More recent additions are Jericho and evil counterparts like the Terror Titans and the Titans of Tomorrow. The animated Titans had Slade, Brother Blood, the HIVE, the Brotherhood of Evil, Trigon, Blackfire (though many of these names are the same, the animated villains were often very different in terms of personality and motivation than their comic counterparts) and a wide variety of gag or Harmless Villains.

    Marvel Universe 
  • Black Panther: Over the years of defending his kingdom of Wakanda, T'Challa has developed a nicely-sized gallery of his own, consisting of foes who either want to plunder Wakanda for its plentiful stock of vibranium or else usurp the throne from T'Challa for their own purposes of conquest (and many of whom are themselves natives of Wakanda or of neighboring villages or kingdoms). Three of the best known members of his gallery are Ulysses Klaw (who murdered T'Challa's father T'Chaka in the backstory), Erik Killmonger (who wants revenge for T'Chaka exiling his family after his father assisted Klaw in an attack on Wakanda), and Man-Ape (who has tried to usurp the Wakandan throne in order to return it to a more primitive state); all three appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though Man-Ape has a Heel–Face Turn in that continuity during the events of the Black Panther film. Other enemies that the Black Panther has had to face include Baron Macabre, King Cadaver, Kiber the Cruel, Madame Slay, Salamander K'ruel, Princess Zanda, Malice, Lord Karnaj, Sombre, Tetu, Zenzi, Reverend Achebe, the Sons of the Serpent, and Klaw's father Colonel Fritz Klaue. T'Challa has even had to deal with members of his own family, such as half-brother Jakarra and adopted brother White Wolf, both of whom have a Cain and Abel dynamic with him (although White Wolf, a white man, loves and respects Wakanda to the point that he'll willingly temper his hatred of T'Challa enough to give aid to his adopted homeland when needed).
  • Captain America's gallery consists mostly of threats to the American way of life: Nazis (The Red Skull, both Barons Zemo), terrorist organizations (HYDRA, U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M.), internal threats (The Secret Empire, led by President Nixon), and The French (Batroc ze Lee-pair). That said, he's also battled more conventional supervillains like Solarr, the Porcupine, the Animus, and the Serpent Society. The Captain has also repeatedly clashed with the likes of the Scorpion, Mister Hyde, and Marvel's version of the Scarecrow.
  • Carol Danvers has had a varied gallery, including enemies who were created specifically for her to fight but who are now better known as members of other heroes' galleries. Three foes who fall in that category include Mystique (her original Arch-Enemy), Deathbird, and the Brood alien race (all better known as X-Men villains these days), plus Carol has also had to deal with the Skrulls (who tend to fight other heroes as well as her), Moonstone, Toxie Doxie, Grace Valentine, Destructor and Doomsday Man (respectively, a man who wore Powered Armor and a cyborg, and who both got fused into one individual later), the Storyteller, sorcerer Warren Traveler, and Kree commander Yon-Rogg. Newer additions since she became a cosmic hero include Hala the Accuser and Dr. Eve.
  • Daredevil, despite usually keeping to one area of New York City, has managed to rack up quite a Rogues Gallery, amongst them The Kingpin, assassin for hire Bullseye, on and off again girlfriend/Greek Goddess of Death Elektra, evil ninja cult the Hand, and then there's Owl, Bullet, Stilt-Man, Turk, Typhoid Mary, Tombstone, Mister Hyde, Mister Fear, the Death-Stalker, the Gladiator, the Eel, and Electro and Mysterio, who DD shares with Spider-Man. Even Anti-Hero The Punisher clashes with Daredevil often enough that the two show up in each other's series at least once on each run!
  • Deadpool has managed to acquire his own Rogues Gallery over the years. Among them include; Francis (who keeps insisting his name's Ajax), former FBI agent Allison Kemp, Hit-Monkey, Madcap, T-Ray, Macho Gomez, Dr. Killebrew, Dr. Whitby, Black Box, Black Swan, Barton Utler a.k.a. Butler, Vetis, and even Taskmaster once in a while.
  • Naturally Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of Marvel Comics, has a rogues gallery, although it's extremely unusual. Strange's foes range from other human sorcerers (Baron Mordo) to demonic entities from other dimensions who want to take over the Earth (Nightmare, Dormammu, the Dweller-in-Darkness) to out-and-out Eldritch Abominations (Shuma-Gorath) to ancient super weapons left behind (Zom). To complicate matters, sometimes these entities use humans as agents or vessels to attack Strange when they can't go after him directly (e.g. Dormammu possessing The Hood).
  • Different incarnations of the Ghost Rider had their own rogues galleries, including both demonic and otherwise supernatural villains like Mephisto, Blackheart, Deathwatch, Blackout, Hag & Troll, Null the Living Darkness, Wallow, Vengeance, Centurious, and Lilith, and more conventional costumed villains like the Orb, the Water Wizard, Steel Wind, and Marvel's own version of the Scarecrow.
  • Even Howard the Duck had an off-kilter Rogues' Gallery, headlined by recurring nemeses Doctor Bong and the Kidney Lady, and including the likes of Pro-Rata, the Cosmic Accountant; Doctor Angst, Master of Mundane Mysticism; Betsy the Hellcow; and Le Beaver.
  • The Immortal Iron Fist has a gallery of villains of his own, many of whom are martial artists like Iron Fist himself, to include the likes of Steel Serpent, Zhou Chen, Scimitar, Bushmaster, Crane Mother, El Aguila, Ferocia, Nightshade, Quan Yaozu, Junzo Muto, Death Sting, Council of Lou-Shi and Master Khan. He's also tangled with enemies who are usually mainstays in other heroes' rogues galleries, including Batroc the Leaper and the Constrictor (both Captain America villains), the Wrecking Crew (Thor), and Bullseye (Daredevil). Interestingly, Sabretooth (who's best known as Wolverine's Arch-Enemy) originally started out as an Iron Fist foe, but back then he was portrayed as a human who wielded gloves with razor-claws; when he was shifted to being Wolverine's chief villain, he was retooled as a mutant with the claws being part of his bestial mutation.
  • Most of the Incredible Hulk's enemies are other super-strong bruisers who can actually go a few rounds with the Big Green Machine without immediately getting turned into roadkill, like the Abomination, Mister Hyde, Madman, the Glob, and the Wendigo. Not everyone fits the bill however, such as the Leader, a Mad Scientist and Evil Genius who has as much brains as the Hulk does brawn; the U-Foes, a collective Evil Counterpart to the Fantastic Four with a similar origin and powers, although they never actually met the Four; Zzzax, a sentient electrical field; Mercy, a fragile-looking and wayward Dark Magical Girl; the Gamma Corps, a collection of other gamma-mutated humans who serve the Leader; and Rock and Redeemer, one of whom is a sentient shapeshifting boulder and the other who wears a suit of deadly power armor. The Hulk has even battled a couple of Eldritch Abominations, like the Crawling Unknown (a giant, cancerlike growth that mutated out of control), and Sh'mballah, an Expy of Cthulhu who tried to conquer the Earth, messed with the Hulk, and didn't live to regret it. The Hulk is also a popular choice for villains who fight someone besides their traditional enemies, as he's tangled with the likes of the Sandman and the Rhino and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the Juggernaut. The Hulk is also one of the few Marvel characters who has other heroes in his rogues gallery, regularly slugging it out with The Mighty Thor, Wolverine, and The Thing.
    • Bruce Banner's cousin Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, has her own list of enemies, likewise consisting of super-strong bruisers such as her Arch-Enemy Titania and others like the Abominatrix, Adrenazon, and the Behemoth, but also including other super-powered foes like the Countess (a reality-warper), Bulldozer (the daughter of the original Bulldozer from the Wrecking Crew), the Grappler (a martial artist who uses gadgets to fight), the Word (a cult leader) and his daughter Ultima, Madcap (a crazy fellow with incredible healing abilities), Ruby Thursday (Android/Cyborg, who knows?), Black Hole (a man who can create a black hole from his chest), and Frenzy (a mutant whose skin is hard as steel) and even non-powered villains like extortionist Beverly Cross and crime boss Nicholas Trask. Being the Hulk's cousin and ally, she's also butted heads with some of his enemies, including the Abomination and the Grey Gargoyle, and with villains from other rogues' galleries such as Venom and Juggernaut.
  • Since Iron Man began as a vehicle for Cold War stories, his gallery were nearly all communists — the Mandarin (not technically a communist but more of a Yellow Peril), the Crimson Dynamo, the Unicorn, and the Titanium Man. Eventually, when the Cold War threats died down, his enemies became tailored to be antagonists to a playboy industrialist millionaire: Iron Monger, Justin Hammer and Sunset Bain (two business rivals), Doctor Doom (a dictator and technocrat who has what may be an even more powerful suit of armor than his own), the Ghost (an industrial saboteur), Whiplash/Blacklash (one of Hammer's longtime employees), the Blizzard (an embittered ex-employee who was fired by Stark for stealing from the company, and created his own suit of armor in an attempt at revenge), Firebrand (a radical anarchist determined to destroy capitalism and lead a utopian revolution), the Spymaster (an industrial spy), Madame Masque (a masked criminal saboteur, as well as an on-again, off-again girlfriend), Firepower (an armored warrior sponsored by the U.S. government, who wanted to destroy Iron Man when they thought he had gone rogue), the Melter (a crooked industrialist who was run out of business and set out to sabotage Stark Enterprises), Sunturion (another armored warrior who worked for a rival company), and the Living Laser (a psychopath with deadly laser blasters strapped to his wrists, who started out lusting after one of Iron Man's teammates but soon developed a loathing for Iron Man himself).
    • After the downfall of the Soviet Union, many of the Soviet villains were altered somewhat, with the Crimson Dynamo armor being used by petty criminals or by people with other non-Communist political agendas, the Unicorn having become a Cloudcuckoolander, and the Titanium Man embittered over Russia's transition to a capitalist democracy and determined to destroy Iron Man, who he blames for the change.
    • Then there's Fin Fang Foom, because you can't have a hero in shining armor without a bona fide fire-breathing dragon to fight. Foom also hates the Mandarin, because the Mandarin stole his ten power rings from Foom's spaceship (yes, Foom is a fire-breathing Chinese dragon from space. And that is awesome).
  • The martial artist Shang-Chi has often fought Zaran, the Cat, Pavane, Kogar, Mordillo, Tiger/Claw, Ghost-Maker, Razor-Fist and Shadow-Stalker. But more importantly he fought Midnight Sun (his adopted brother), Moving Shadow (his half brother), Fah Lo Suee/Cursed Lotus (his half sister) and big bad Fu Manchu/Zheng Zu (his father).
  • Luke Cage has a number of foes who have similar origins to him (that is, born under poor circumstances and eventually taking up crime, though Cage himself reformed), and although many of them don't have superpowers, they make up for it by having some kind of physical superiority or high-powered weaponry. These include Cockroach Hamilton (wields a six-barreled shotgun that pulls double-duty as a flame-thrower), Black Mariah (a 400-pound drug dealer with exceptional strength), Cornell Cottonmouth (an elderly drug kingpin and pimp with photographic memory), Hardcore (a mercenary with medically-enhance nails capable of slashing through steel), John Bushmaster (not the same as the Bushmaster from Iron Fist's gallery; this one is a crime boss with powers similar to Cage), Chemistro (an identity borne by three different individuals, all of whom have alchemic abilities), Cheshire Cat (able to turn invisible and intangible and also able to teleport), Stiletto (fights using wrist-mounted blade-launchers), and Piranha Jones (a crime boss with metallic jaws and teeth). Three other enemies of Cage's, Billy Bob Rackham, Willis Stryker and Coldfire, loom much more largely in his life, as Rackham was a prison guard whose attempt to kill Cage wound up giving him his powers, Stryker was the one who framed Cage and sent him to prison in the first place, and Coldfire is Cage's brother who hated him for his formerly criminal lifestyle. Also Shades and Comanche
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur has Princess Fisk (Kingpin’s goddaughter), Kree Marvin Ellis, Demolisher, Stegron and the Killer Folk Tribe.
  • The Mighty Thor's rogues gallery is a strange mishmash of mythological villains and costumed criminals. Some of his enemies are derived from Norse Mythology, like his brother Loki, and the fire giant Surtur, and those who hail from the worlds of myth but were created by Stan Lee like Ulik the rock troll, Amora The Enchantress, and Skurge the Executioner, but even in the early Stan Lee-scripted stories he fought mortal villains like the Wrecking Crew, the Absorbing Man, Mister Hyde, the Cobra, Radioactive Man, Zarrko, and the Grey Gargoyle.
  • Sub-Mariner aka Namor has a host of enemies. Attuma, Tiger Shark, Llyra, Llyron, Orka, Krang, his cousin Byrrah, Dr Dorcas, Tyrak and his frenemy Dr Doom.
  • Nova has a moderately-sized group of enemies such as Condor, Diamondhead, Megaman, the Corrupter, Powerhouse, Supernova and Sphinx.
  • While (for rather obvious reasons) The Punisher has a small rogues gallery in the sense of recurring targets... Jigsaw is the most long-running character he's ever had to deal with, even when the original Jigsaw was killed in the regular Marvel Universe, as Stuart Clarke eventually "succeeded" him, although Nicky Cavella (2 arcs) and Kathie O'Brien's husband Rawlins (3), and finally the Generals briefly joined in the MAX universe under Garth Ennis' years as author.
    • Barracuda, the Made of Iron backstabbing mercenary introduced in the MAX universe, also lasted for a few arcs and got his own miniseries. After surviving a ridiculous number of injuries throughout the series, Barracuda was finally Killed Off for Real after Frank tore off his nose with a pair of pliers, chopped off his arms, and blew his head off with an AK-47.
    • Terrorist-for-hire Saracen had a sixteen-issue run in the 616 universe.
    • The Kingpin is also a major recurring enemy to Frank, in both the 616 and MAX universes. In fact, as explained on Fisk's character page, the only reason he's survived so many encounters with the Punisher is because even Frank recognizes the massive power vacuum and accompanying deaths of innocents that would result if Kingpin were to die.
    • Other enemies of Castle's who have made appearances in three or more issues include Damage, Thorn, Rosalie Carbone, Rapido, Ma Gnucci, the Russian, Recoil, Bushwacker, Sniper, Blackwell, the Elite, Gregario, the Rev, and Johnny Nightmare.
  • Moon Knight has Bushman, Stained Glass Scarlet, the Profile, Sun King, Black Spectre, Midnight Man and later his son, Morpheus, the Hellbent, Slasher and Moon Knight’s brother Shadow Knight.
  • Sleepwalker had a strange collection of original villains, including costumed criminals (8-Ball, the Chain Gang, Spectra, Psyko), uncostumed villains (Lullaby and the Bookworm), crazed government agents (the Office of Insufficient Evidence, the Thought Police), and supernatural demons (Mr. Jyn and Cobweb). In his short career, Sleepy also found time to mess with the villains of the X-Men (Brotherhood of Evil Mutants), Spider-Man (the Hobgoblin), and Doctor Strange (Nightmare).
  • Spider-Man:
    • His gallery includes the Green Goblinnote , Hobgoblinnote , Doctor Octopusnote , Venomnote , Electronote , Mysterionote , Sandmannote  Kraven the Hunternote , the Vulturenote , Carnagenote , the Lizardnote , the Rhinonote , Black Catnote , the Scorpionnote , the Shockernote , etc. Together with Batman and Superman's, it's considered probably the most well-known Rogues Gallery in all of comicdom.
    • The villains are also good examples of villains crossing over to fight new heroes besides their traditional sparring partners. Electro, for example, has become an enemy to Daredevil as well as Spider-Man, while Spidey himself has thrown down with the enemies of everyone from Iron Man to the Hulk to Captain Marvel.
    • Starting with Brand New Day, many new villains have been introduced in order to keep stories from falling into routine. Among them are Mr. Negative, Menace, Screwball, Paper Doll, Fracture, Overdrive, and Blindside. Of the bunch Mr. Negative, Screwball, and Overdrive proved to be the only ones to have any staying power in Spidey's rogues gallery.
    • Spider-Girl, his daughter, has a nice rogues gallery as well. Crazy Eight, Killerwatt, the Dragon King, Funny Face, Soldiers of the Serpent, Quickwire, the Hobgoblin, Earthshaker, Mr. Abnormal, Aftershock, Apox, Angel Face, Fury the Goblin Queen, Mr. Nobody, Carolyn Trainer, Killer Frost, Reverb, etc. She even inherited a villain from her father's rogues gallery in the form of Black Tarantula.
    • Due to villain attrition, such as the death of Kraven and the reforming of Sandman as a hero, the Sinister Six has seen a lot of villains take part of the sextet as Doc Ock sought to fill up the empty slots any way he could just to preserve the group name. This has actually lead to the Six's downfall on a few occasions, due to Ock picking a villain who isn't really a team player. for example the one time they let Venom join, his mental instability and obsession with being the one to kill Spider-Man resulted in him going rogue mid-battle, crippling Sandman with a poisonous bite, and basically ruining the plan just as they were about to win. Generally Spidey's villains don't play well with each other.
  • Miles Morales: As the younger Spider-Man, Miles has his Uncle Aaron (Prowler, Iron Spider), Bombshell’s mom, Tomoe, Ceres, Snatcher, the Assessor, the female Electro, Hammerhead, Ultimatum, the Ultimate Green Goblin and the Spot.
  • Spider-Gwen aka Ghost-Spider (2019): has her universe’s Kingpin Murdock, The Lizards, the S.I.L.K. Organization, Koala Kommander, the Black Cat, the “Punisher”, the Bodega Bandit, the Vulture, Man-Wolf and now the main Marvel universe’s Jackal.
  • The original Spider-Woman developed a considerable rogues gallery of her own during her original 50-issue series in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Viper, the Brothers Grimm, the Needle, the Flying Tiger, Nekra, Dr. Karl Malus, the Hangman, Gypsy Moth, the Human Fly (on loan from Spider-Man), Daddy Long Legs, Turner D. Century, the Waxman, and her Arch-Enemy Morgan Le Fey.
  • Venom: While Eddie Brock and the symbiote have traditionally been part of Spider-Man's rogues gallery (as outlined above), they have also developed a gallery of their own as they've shifted from outright villainy to being more anti-heroic. A big constant in their list of adversaries is Carnage, the Venom symbiote's offspring which has been a recurring foe both on its own and when bonded to its usual host Cletus Kasady; but other enemies Venom has had to endure—regardless of who the symbiote is bonded to at the time—include Jack O'Lantern (the fifth person to wield the name and outfit), Killer Thrill, Sin-Eater, The Jury (whose leader formed the team after Venom killed his security guard son while escaping the Vault), Pyre, Scorpion (the third Venom host), Krogg, The Redeemer, and Knull (the deity who created the symbiotes).
  • The X-Men have Magneto, Mystique, Apocalypse, Mister Sinister, Reverend (or Colonel) Stryker, the Shadow King, Black Tom Cassidy, Selene, Sabretooth, the Juggernaut, etc. X-Men being a book about a team, they've got even more groups as enemies: the Brotherhood of Mutants, the Hellfire Club, the Savage Land mutates, the original Hellions, the Acolytes, the Marauders, the Four Horsemen, the Sentinels, and on and on. Team names tend to get reused, and individual members get around a lot, nearly as much as with the X-Men themselves.
    • Making things even more complicated, a few X-Men have their own Rogues galleries! Wolverine has everyone ever involved with the Weapon Plus project (Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, etc.), Jean Grey (thanks to being the incarnation of the Phoenix) is on the entire Shi'ar Empire's shit list, and Professor X himself has personal issues with Magneto, the Shadow King, Cassandra Nova, and Cain "Juggernaut" Marko. Cyclops and his brother Havok are of special interest to Mr. Sinister (who has up to THREE teams of Psycho for Hire assassins!) and have their psychopathic Omega class brother Vulcan to deal with, Beast has to deal with his Age of Apocalypse Evil Counterpart Dark Beast, Banshee and Black Tom are cousins, and Colossus has a Cain and Abel dynamic with his brother Mikhael Rasputin. The X-Men have so many enemies it's a wonder how they keep track of them all. And while some of the above are currently dead, this is X-Men, so they'll probably be back.
    • Excalibur has had Arcade, Doctor Doom, Galactus, the Hellfire Club, Juggernaut, Mister Sinister, Mystique, Nightmare and Sentinels.
  • Likewise to the JLA and JSA, The Avengers fought both the enemies of their individual members (such as Loki and The Red Skull) and their own collective enemies, including Ultron, Kang the Conqueror, Graviton, Count Nefaria, and the various incarnations of The Masters of Evil.
  • The Fantastic Four have a rather wide-ranging gallery, from Galactus to Doctor Doom to The Red Ghost and his Super Apes, taking in Puppet Master, Mad Thinker, Rama-Tut, Mole Man, Diablo, the Skrulls, the Kree, Terrax, Wizard and the Frightful Four. It says something, however, that their "Oh, right, it's Tuesday again. And right in the middle of Andy Griffith" foes are most of the universe's "Anyone know a really, really interventionist deity?" foes. (Obviously, this does not apply to the Super Apes.) The FF have also fought a number of heroes, some of whom debuted fighting the Four. These include Namor, Hulk, the Black Panther, the Silver Surfer, and even Combattler V.
  • The C-List Heroes of Great Lakes Aveng -- uhm -- X-Me -- uhm Champi -- uh... Initiative have a rogues gallery consisting of Gene "Leather Boy" Lorrene, Dr. Tannenbaumm, Deathurge (the Squirrel), and Maelstrom. Yes, most of them are even D-List Villains.
  • In the very early stories written by Stan Lee, even the Human Torch and Ant-Man had their own rogue's galleries before they became full-time team heroes. The Torch faced off against the Beetle, Plant-Man, the Trapster, and the Wizard, while Ant-Man battled the likes of Whirlwind, Egghead, and the Porcupine. The Wizard went on to become a significant threat to the Fantastic Four, while the rest of them languished as minor villains... they weren't Stan's best creations.
  • The New Warriors have squared off with the likes of A.I.M., High Evolutionary, the Sphinx (both the male and female version), Juggernaut, Skrull, Terrax, the Folding Circle, Psionex, Asylum, Harrier and Midnight’s Fire.



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